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Type: galaxy, Sa
Mag: B=14.38, V=13.49
Size: 3.715′ x 1.479′
NGC 7140 = NGC 7141.
NGC 7140: Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pF, R, gbM, 35 arcseconds."
NGC 7141: Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "F, L, R, first g, then pslbM."
Reynolds, J.H. (1921) The spiral nebulae in the zone –40° to –90° (from the Franklin-Adams Plates). MNRAS, 81, 598.
p 600: "The following spirals call for special description on account of their size:
Spindle, no detail visible."
Table p 601: 4x2, "F"
NGC 7140: The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object.
NGC 7141: Sulentic and Tifft (1973) notes that this is a galaxy.
15cm - mod f diffuse spot @ 80x. 140x: oval in pa20, 1'.5x1'.2 w/wk broad concen. *ings on sfc, esp a brtr one nr center that seems sub*ar. BS, 10Nov1993, LCO.
12-inch f/10 SCT (76x)
Soft elongated NE-SW oval haze. The nucleus is just slowly getting brighter but by far outstanding bright. Three stars to the north curl around the galaxy. About 10' south a tri angle of stars prominent in the field of view with the brightest a 7.9Magnitude and slightly yellow in color.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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